Hello Friends,

Good Morning! I hope everyone had a great Valentine’s Day!! For today’s topic, although Valentines Day has passed for the year, I still wanted to speak on the topic of love.

As everyone knows, Valentine’s Day is the day to express your love with those around you. Although, this love is usually emphasized as a romantical love, I want to focus on loving others in general.

Before Jesus died and was resurrected from the dead for our sins, He told His disciplines, “To love one another. As He has loved them, so they must loved one another (John 13:34 )”. Although, in this instance, He may have been speaking to His disciplines, I believe Jesus was talking to all of us; instructing us to love others as He loves us. How many of us really do that on a daily basic?

God loves us so much He sent His one and only Son to die for us so we can receive eternal life (John 3:16)!! Jesus Christ loves us so much that while we was still sinners, Christ died for us (Romans 5:8)!! What LOVE!! I’m not here to judge anyone, but few of us love in the way we was instructed, as Jesus loves us. I’ll be the first one to confess my sins and admit that I don’t, not all the time.

I once heard some say that everyday they ask God to help them to love everyone everyday as much as they can. They even admitted that they don’t. But what sets them apart is the fact that they openly confessed it and did the one thing that all of us should do, ask God to help them to love as they should, as He does!

Sometimes, I’m not sure if it’s possible to love in the capacity that God the Father or Jesus Christ the Son Loves. Sometimes I fill like it’s just human nature to be selfish and to love only where we gain from it when that love is outside of dear family and friends. But I know in the deepest crevices of my heart, and  I feel God has revealed to me , that it is! It’s possible to love as He does, as He wants us too! But how doe we get to that point? To love everyone unconditionally? To not judge and love everyone how they come to you? The answer is simple. First, we ask God to teach us how to love ourselves as He loves us! Then, we ask God to teach us how to love others as He does!

It’s true when the Bible tells us that “apart from JESUS we can do nothing.” (John 15)  See, we can not do this own our own. We all need help. So I want to encourage you, more so challenge you, today to get down on your knees, myself included, and ask God to show you how He loves unconditionally and then to teach you how to love yourself and others as He will have you to bring Glory to Him. See, it doesn’t matter what going on in our lives, we all have something to share. And that something is love. To love is a choice and also an action word, no matter how little or much we have, we all have the pricelessness of love to give. And sometimes, most of the times, that’s all a person needs! Until next time, Keep God First, Pray about Everything, & Love Hard the right way, UNCONDITIONALLY! Keep Going, Keep Your Head Up, & Remember this is life, SMILE Through It!! God Bless!! 🙂

God is Love,

O, LORD! My Strength!

-Many Blessings, DLaShawn


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